ECU SCREENS presents 'One Man, 2 Guvnors'

James Corden as Francis Henshall
Photo courtesy of NT Live: James Corden portrays Francis Henshall in NT Live’s production of “One Man, Two Guvnors,” presented by ECU SCREENS AT 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, in the Raymond Estep Multimedia Center at ECU.

“Forget your cares at the funniest show in town” (The Daily Telegraph). Once again ECU SCREENS brings award-winning British theatre to the Ada community. The Royal National Theatre recorded-live production “One Man, Two Guvnors” will screen at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center at East Central University. The screening is free for ECU students and $10 for general admission.

ECU SCREENS, in collaboration with Sigma Tau Delta and The Honors Student Association, presents this “wildly funny comedy” (The Times). Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of “The Late Late Show,” James Corden, the uproarious “One Man, Two Guvnors” was a runaway hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.  Simple.

NT Live is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world. ECU SCREENS presents Royal National Theater recorded-live stage performances throughout the year. The screenings range from classic literary masterpieces to popular contemporary works. All are open to the public.

In the coming months ECU SCREENS will have the chance to screen encores of your favorite productions from seasons past. Help choose the schedule of screenings by going to www.surveymonkey.com/r/ECU-SCREENS to complete the brief survey. Join us for our next screening the NT Live production of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” on Thursday, July 14, at 7 p.m.

Visit www.ecuscreens.blogspot.com or the ECU SCREENS Facebook page to learn more. For more information about the NT Live, visit www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/. Contact Dr. Rebecca Nicholson-Weir, co-director of ECU SCREENS, at (580) 559-5929 or rnichlsn@ecok.edu.

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